June 13, 2012

A couple product reviews.

I have done, I think, one product review on here before. Not because I am anything of an expert, especially not on beauty products, but because I always appreciate when someone shares something they've found to be really good. And the last time, I shared something like this, I actually had a lot of people tell me thanks!

So! Since I've moved here, my skin has changed drastically. Growing up in Houston, I had way too oily skin. I used a lot of powder to make it look matte, which always went to waste in an hour in Houston humidity. Living here is a much different story. Since the weather is extremely dry, my skin seems to have had a complete turn-around. I still have a little bit of oil, but now my skin is extremely dehydrated. My skin tone became very blotchy and dull. And the most annoying part was that my foundation and powder that I've always used seemed to rebel against staying on my face. It seemed to, for lack of a better word, "puddle up" on my face and easily wipe off. It never absorbed.

So I started moisturizing morning and night, something I should have always done probably, and I switched to a different foundation and stopped wearing powder since I don't have near the problem with oil.

I still was not happy and I began my search for a good moisturizer and foundation combination. I tried switching to Mary Kay and a couple other drug store brands but nothing really "stuck" to my face.

So I went back to Clinique (I think I'll always love them the best) and was happy to see that they came out with several new moisturizers and a new foundation! 

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer

Click on the picture to go to Clinique's site.

Okay, I am so happy with this stuff. I only wear it at night. The Clinique lady, who was very knowledgable, said that as long as I wear a moisturizer with SPF in it during the day, I am fine. So for the day, I wear Oil of Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer since Oil of Olay seems to be the best quality that you can get at a drugstore. Its only $10 and lasts a long time. But back to the product I'm actually supposed to be talking about. This lotion is very thick and it makes your skin feel better automatically, which is not always the case with lotions. I have noticed a complete difference in my skin tone evening out and my skin no longer feels dull. Its supposed to help regenerate your skin cells overnight, which this Bible major knows nothing about, so I'll leave it to you to go check it out on their website. It is pricier than I know most people would like to spend at $45.00, but I feel that it is very worth it. It seems I've barely made a dent in it since using it every night for the last three weeks. When it comes to stuff like this, I've found that I'd rather spend a little more than usual to get a quality product that I'm really happy with than spend the same amount trying several different things. I don't feel the same way about most anything else, I'm a major bargain hunter.

And second...

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil Free Makeup

Again, click on the picture to go to Clinique's description of this product.

This is Clinique's new foundation that they just came out with. When I originally switched over to a new foundation, I switched to their then-new Even Better Makeup. Turns out its not better, because apparently a lot of people have had the same problem as me with it not "sticking" to their skin. After I used all of that, I switched to Mary Kay and found that to not be as good of quality. (I do like Mary Kay, just wasn't a fan of their foundation.) When I told the Clinique lady my complaints, she said this will be perfect for me. And it really has! It stays all day long and really does leave my face looking matted. I got their powder at the time, which I use on top, but I would be okay with just the makeup. It just feels like good quality makeup.

So there are the two products that I have been really happy with lately. I haven't branched out to other department store makeup counters much because I've always, with the exception of the Even Better makeup, been really happy with Clinique. Like any other girl, though, I have gone through all of the drug store brands and always regret buying it, again with the exception of my Oil of Olay day moisturizer.


  1. I'm glad it worked for you. Did I tell you about that? because I have been using it for several years. The turnaround cream, not the foundation...I still use the same Clinique base I have used forever...I'm clinique all the way:)Even splurge on their mascara:)

    1. Well where do you think my loyalty stems from, Mom? :)